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Aug 21, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores Case 39 of the Gateless Gate, Yunmen's "You Have Misspoken".

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Aug 17, 2017

This talk Dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo during Spring Ango of 2017.  Rinsen explores the nature of fundamental perfection and how it runs counter to the stories we tend to tell about ourselves.  

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Aug 14, 2017

In this Dharma talk, Rinsen Sensei uses Tosotsu’s Three Barriers (Gateless Gate case #47) as a tool to examine the way we navigate our Buddhist practice.  Rinsen emphasizes that we don’t have to have a logical understanding of the entire process for it to do its work.  

Often, we interrupt our own practice by insisting that we have more mental candy.  In the Dharma we are invited to let go of the mental candy.  Learn to sit and trust the sitting.  Allow for time to digest and integrate.

Aug 10, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo in 2016

Everything that we do depends in the state of our heart and mind.  Our own actions, however good can be tainted if our heart is not centred in wisdom and equanimity.  The ability to respond fully and freely to the troubles of the world depends not being attached to our vision of the desired outcome.  For this reason, in the practice of Zen, if you want to save the world, you start with Zazen.

Aug 7, 2017

How do you respond when neither words nor silence will do?  Rinsen Sensei explores the imperative to answer this moment in this dharma talk.

Aug 3, 2017

This dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei, Abbot of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

In this talk, Rinsen Sensei returns to the teachings of the 14th Century Korean Zen Master, T’aego Bowu.  Rinsen explores the balance of bravery and compassion that we must have with ourselves as we train the wild horses that are our own mind.

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Jul 31, 2017

This dharma talk given by Rinsen Sensei, Abbot of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Rinsen Sensei draws on Case 24 of the Mumonkon, Fuketsu’s “Equality and Differentiation”

The living Dharma is not a matter of knowing the correct philosophical assertions.  When pressed to respond by the imperative of this life, how will we show up?

Jul 29, 2017

This dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Working with Case 23 of the Gateless Gate, Rinsen Sensei explores the story and meaning of the transmission of the Buddha’s Robe.  The talk was given as the 2017 Jukai initiates each sewed their rakusu in preparation for their Jukai ceremony, continuing the transmission.

Jul 27, 2017

The Buddhist Temple of Toledo presents a talk and discussion lead by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik during a Jukai Sesshin in August of 2016.

Reverend Rinsen begins with Case 23 of the Gateless Gate, "Huineng's Neither Good Nor Evil", and expands on the story of the 6th ancestor in the Zen lineage.  

Huineng's transmission was not well received by his fellow monks.  A monk named Ming chased the 6th Ancestor across the countryside, leading to a famous encounter that points towards the nature of attachment and the relationship between the Dharma and the Robe of the Buddha.  What is most important in this practice?

Jul 24, 2017

The Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik gives a dharma talk at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

How does the an awakened mind encounter the daily activities of this world? Is it any different than everyday mind?

In this talk, Rinsen explores this question, beginning with a reading from the Dogen’s fascicle called “Kajo” meaning “Everyday Activity”.

Jul 20, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo in 2016.  In this talk, Rinsen explores the importance of working with a teacher, especially as one tries to practice in the face of difficult times.  

In seeking the path of compassion we a pointed back to our cushion and the practice of zazen.  Zazen is the place where we can loosen our attachments to wrong views about suffering.  How do we do this?  By embracing the spiritual "not knowing" of the moment and bearing witness to what comes up in our mind-stream.

Jul 17, 2017

In this Dharma Talk, the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik uses a famous story about the family of Laymen Pang to explore how our striving can obscure how we manifest the Dharma.  Is this moment difficult?  Is this moment easy?  What does it mean to move beyond difficulty and ease?  To explore this, Rinsen calls on us to sit down in the middle of agitation and elation and practice in there.

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Jul 14, 2017

In this teisho, or dharma talk, Rinsen Sensei discusses koan 46 from the Gateless Gate collection.  How do you step from the top of the 100 foot pole? 

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Jul 13, 2017

In this talk and discussion led by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik,  he explores the fundamental role of zazen in our spiritual practice.  Through the zazen (seated meditation) we can develop a presence and awareness that is not dependent on the nature of our external or internal circumstance.

Jul 10, 2017

Drawing from the teachings of T'aego (14th Century Korean Zen Master) Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik offers a Dharma Talk on precious nature of this very moment.

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Jul 6, 2017

What is the meaning of the compassionate spirit of love growing within us? How do we genuinely embrace ourselves as we actually are?  A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Jul 3, 2017

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  Rinsen's talk revolves around case 28 of the Mumonkan.

Jan 30, 2017

May we completely realize the Tathāgata's true meaning...Being clearly in touch with our motivation is a big part of Buddhist training. In this dharma talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo, Rinsen discusses the importance of setting the correct intention and motivation for our practice. 

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Dec 4, 2016

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. Rinsen discusses how radically important it is for the sangha to be together - to see each other - in our practices.  There is a magic to being in the same room and sangha is the treasure of the buddhadharma.  The talk concludes with a special eye opening ceremony for the new Kuan Yin statue donated to the temple.

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Nov 6, 2016

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Rinsen discusses the current political state of our country and how to disengage from the divisiveness and see ourselves and those with political differences as one.

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Mar 30, 2016

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

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Mar 27, 2016

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Rinsen discusses the coming of spring to the Sangha

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Jan 7, 2016

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

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Dec 31, 2015

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

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Dec 24, 2015

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

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